People with hooded eyes often find it difficult to apply makeup because they have a smaller crease and lid area. But with the right techniques, you can create a beautiful and flattering look that will make your eyes pop. In this article, I’m going to show you how to do hooded eye makeup just that. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced makeup artist, read on for helpful tips and tricks!
1. Extend Your Crease
If you want to make your eyes look bigger and more open, then extending the crease can be a great option. This technique will make your hooded lids appear larger and elevate the eyes, which will naturally draw attention to them. Here’s how it’s done:
Before your start applying eye shadow, grab a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your foundation.
Apply the concealer to the outer part of the lower eyelid. Make sure you bring it down to the lash line and blend it in well.
Next, apply a matte mid-tone brown shadow all over your eyelid. You can use any eyeshadow color you’d like, but it should be in the brown family.
Using a matte dark brown shadow, line your crease using an eye brush. We are trying to create depth here, not width, so make sure your line is thin and close to your natural crease.
Finally, blend the two shadows for a seamless finish.
You can also use this technique to achieve the hooded eye makeup, by applying the darker shade closer towards your lash line and blending it inwards. This will help bring out the crease even more if that’s what you’re going for.
2. Use a Primer for Longer Wear
Primer is an essential step when it comes to applying eye makeup. A primer will smooth out the eyelid area and ensure longer wear time for your eye shadow. It’ll also intensify any color pigment, which is especially helpful if you’re trying to create a smoky look.
Apply your usual face primer to the lids before moving on to eyeshadow application. Let it dry for a couple of minutes and then proceed with your eyeshadow routine.
To intensify the color of any eye shadow, apply it with a damp brush. This will also help your shadow last all day and night!
3. Use Blendable Products
If you want to create an easy smoky look or even just darken your eyeliner, using a blendable product can be great. Here are some of my favorites:
A black eyeshadow that’s slightly in the brown family. You can also use a matte black liquid or gel liner to line your waterline and tightline your lashes for a sultry finish. To make the look last all day and night, don’t forget to use an eye primer first.
If you want a bit more fun and creativity with your look, try using a dark blue or green eyeshadow instead of black. It can be flattering for those with brown eyes!
4. Mascara is a Key!
One of the most important steps in achieving a beautiful look is mascara. I can’t stress enough how much this little beauty product can do for your eyes! but I’m going to share with you my favorite. Not only is it quick and easy, but it also helps your eyes look bigger and more open.
Use a lengthening mascara if you want to add volume and length without doing anything else to the lashes. This is great for those with hooded lids since it won’t smudge onto the crease area.
To maximize thickness, try layering your mascara to create more depth. If you want to make sure that the product doesn’t transfer onto your eyelid area, simply wipe off excess product on a tissue before applying.
For an overall effect, look for a brush with smaller bristles. Not only is this great for separating and adding definition to your lashes, but it can also minimize the chances of smudging your lids!
Last but not least, if you want to open up those eyes, use a light-reflecting formula so that any lines under your eyes become undetectable. Also, be sure to curl your lashes before applying.
You now know how to create hooded eye makeup, so go ahead and try it out! Remember, practice makes perfect so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t turn out the way you expected. If any of these tricks didn’t work for you, feel free to come up with your style and technique!